Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
Question: What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to books? Maybe you don't like love triangles or thin plots? Tell us about it!
Bad writing. I know, it's the obvious choice and way too broad, so let me tell you what I mean:
I don't like the main protagonist. Whether they're too full of themselves, too sulky, or too mean, I can't get into a book if I don't think the protagonist is relatable, or really I just don't like them.
The dialogue is beyond awkward. Things that these characters say would never be said in real life. Authors, read your dialogue out loud. If you make yourself laugh or scoff at the absurdity of your words, you should probably change it.
The plot gets out of control. There's a point where only so many crazy things can happen to one character in one book. I understand trying to keep the reader interested, but you have to know when the plot needs to cool down.